On the 8th of Sept 2015 The Sharp Project hosted the PITCH@PALACE event in Manchester, the first to be held outside of London.
At the event a total 17 tech start-ups from across the UK including seven from Manchester and one from Lancaster gave a three minute presentation to The Duke of York and a panel of judges from the technology sector including Scott Fletcher from ANS, Claire Braithwaite from TechNorth, Martin Bryant from The Next Web and Lawrence Jones from UKFast.
As part of this visit Prince Andrew visited the H&E office to learn about our company and our goals. Director Dr. John Hardy said: “After our meeting, Dr. Carl Ellis and I were delighted to find out that we had been named the Duke of York Entrepreneur of the Week.”
The award is intended to highlight and recognise an interesting start-up, and help develop a more entrepreneurial economy. More about the award can be found here: http://thedukeofyork.org/other/doyentrepreneur-of-the-week/